Dale Sakamoto

Dale S.

Mesa, AZ

About Dale S.

Dale teaches: Ages 5 and up
Teaching since: August 2012
Last sign in: 2 days ago

Overview

As a performer I have been playing for over fifteen years on the piano. I have received training at Vanguard University where my teacher's were graduates from Juilliard and Yale. I am now attending Arizona State University where I will be teaching music theory and receiving my Doctorate in Music Composition. I am a published choral composer, and have had my music premiered in the U.S. and Europe.

In August of 2012 I began teaching piano on a part-time basis. My teaching philosophy has always been to make sure the students understand why and not just how to perform something. I emphasize music theory along with piano lessons and expect the students to take the time to practice every week. I have taught children of all ages from 4 to 16 years old.

If you would like a female teacher please contact my wife who is also a teacher on take lessons:

https://takelessons.com/profile/jayna-j


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Piano/Voice

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Experience

Private Piano Instructor

Aug 2012 - Present
Freelance

Taught private lessons in students' homes

Private Piano Instructor

Aug 2012 - Aug 2013
Your Music Lessons

Taught private lessons for a licensed studio

Education

Music Composition

May 2015 - Present
Arizona State University

Music Composition

Aug 2013 - May 2015
Baylor University

Music Composition

Aug 2008 - May 2012
Vanguard University

Languages Spoken

Spanish

Limited Proficiency

Awards

Ubi Caritas

Jan 2015
Walton Publications

Affiliations

Society of Composers Inc.

Dec 2015
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SCI is an independent organization concerned with the fellowship, collaboration, career goals, and objectives of new and contemporary music composers and those interested in topics related to composition.

American Choral Directors Association

Aug 2014
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Founded in 1959, the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) is a nonprofit music-education organization whose expressed purposes outline the associations dedication to the advancement of choral music. The mission of ACDA is to inspire excellence in choral music through education, performance, composition, and advocacy.

American Composers Forum

Aug 2013
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The American Composers Forum enriches lives by nurturing the creative spirit of composers and communities. We provide new opportunities for composers and their music to flourish, and engage communities in the creation, performance and enjoyment of new music.

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2 Reviews on Dale S.

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Tristan F. May 19, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Great first piano lesson experience. My child was fully engrossed in learning, he can't wait till next week!
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clark A. Mar 15, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Great first lesson! We are excited to continue on a weekly basis with Dale.